Category: Fall 2017

#SNU-logistics2: classes

Getting classes pre-approved before departure is a headache, but registering for them is a migraine. Class registration at SNU is different and there are a few things that you should keep in mind to ensure that you will be getting the classes that you want. The time ticket for registering is a bit odd. The ...

Fierce Pierce/Jones Take Hong Kong: Part 2

My family and friends were really excited for me to come to Hong Kong and experience the education system and culture here. My mom knew that since I was here for 4 months, my sister and her had to come to visit Hong Kong. My mom, Aunt Nique (Monique), my sister, Janelle, and my cousin, ...

#SNU-logistics1: dorm

The entire process of applying to SNU, waiting for the acceptance letter, applying for dorm, then registering for classes can and will be extremely stressful. I remember being super stressed out about the logistics up until 3 weeks into the semester at SNU. With the hope of relieving some of that stress for you, I’m ...

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Hong Kong: A (Food) Melting Pot

Hong Kong is has a lot of different cultures that makes it so unique. Even though it is in Asia, there are people living here from all over the world that bring their own culture and influence over. Just like New York, I feel that Hong Kong is a melting pot for all cultures and ...

#foodie: hungry college students

People usually say that SNU campus is dead, the area around SNU is boring, SNU students don’t party, Hongdae is better, etc… And so before I came, I thought that I was going to be placed in some kind of mountain with nothing to eat. Since eating is important, I was very worried. If this ...

Travel to the Heart of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: Onagawa and Ishinomaki

Last weekend, a tour hosted by Tohoku University’s Foreign Student Association allowed foreign students such as myself to visit two towns: Onagawa (“Female River”) and Ishinomaki (“Rolled Stone”). What makes these two towns special is their location in regards to the tragedy that had occurred 6 years ago; a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, followed by 3 ...

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My Final Days at HKUST

Japan was really nice to visit and I loved it a lot. I learned a lot about the culture and the lifestyle in Osaka and some of the surrounding areas. However, I know that Tokyo will be more interesting and will have a different lifestyle than the other parts of Japan. When we got back ...

Kitchen Hygge

Maria – the other exchange student in my kitchen – and I had the advantage many other exchange students didn’t have: we are “total bros” with our Danish kitchen mates. Not only did this have the obvious positives of living with some of our close friends, having a good relationship with the people we lived ...

A Dash of Hygge, With a Side of Christmas

Before I left for Denmark, I had a general idea that the weather was going to be worse where I was headed than in the Philadelphia area. No one could have prepared me for how much worse I should expect, though. Zealand is one of the eastern islands of Denmark which is home to not ...

Arigatō, Nihon!

Title Translation: Thank You, Japan! For the final few days of our visit to Japan, we did a lot of shopping for ourselves and family, eating new foods, exploring, and relaxing. The new Airbnb that we stayed in was right on Dotonbori Street and over looked the river. It was surprisingly really cheap for Ada, Jessica, ...